Getting your first client is an exhilarating experience, but it’s also an experience that far too many aspiring entrepreneurs never experience. Sometimes, the difference between an idea dying in the idea stage or going on to change the world is getting that first customer – the first tiny win that creates the momentum to make an idea real. So, we connected with some of the smartest folks we could and asked them to tell us the stories of how they got their initial clients.
It all started with a simple compliment :) Almost 8 years ago I was in my last year of college and I was serving tables at a fine dining restaurant in Bird Rock. There was a really fun group that I was helping, and one of the ladies had the most beautiful cow hide clutch. Read more>>
I just started my business and could not afford a website yet. All my promotions were going through Facebook and Instagram. I was already selling bundles for a while and had recently started making wigs. Read more>>
After working in the educational arena for over 20 years, I decided to be an entrepreneur and start my own digital marketing company. I didn’t have any idea how I was going to land my first client because I thought it required me being an aggressive and annoying salesperson. Read more>>
My first client was purely accidental. I had been training with a Trainer and posting my pics on Instagram. I was already in talks with my Trainer on what steps I needed to take. I started a course and with work and my training I was overwhelmed so I ended up slacking off bc it was a online course. Read more>>
I had been running a marriage book-club within the community of another influencer. I was so new that I was still trying to determine if my greatest expertise was in creating deep connection in sex and relationships or creating deep fulfillment within oneself. Read more>>
My very first client was a medical practice. I was referred to them by one of their employees, who I had been helping with IT support in his home for about a year. Read more>>
Although I have been speaking at many events in the last 10 years, my first paid keynote opportunity only happened in 2018. I was asked to keynote the Middle School Students of Color Conference hosted by the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE). Read more>>